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Wednesday, January 9, 2013 August 7, 2013 MyConnection S E L U D E H C S BUS Published every Wednesday and delivered free by The Newnan Times-Herald .com .times-herald online at www Check Out the Classifieds on Page 7 PROJECT LIFESAVER Program finds those lost, suffering from mental illness By Wes Mayer T he rescue of 78-year-old Eleanor Alexander after she was missing for four days should remind local residents of a monitoring program offered by the Coweta County Sheriff’s Office, authorities say. Project Lifesaver is designed to monitor and track the location of participants who may have a mental disease like dementia or Alzheimer’s. The program boasts an average discovery time of less than 30 minutes after trackers arrive on scene, according to Lt. Stephen Crook. Receivers can detect the exact location of the transmitters from one mile away on the ground, or five miles away from the air. The system includes a transmitter fastened to the participant, and is usually worn like a watch or bracelet, Crook said. The transmitter’s batteries must be checked every day because they send a signal to receivers every second. The CCSO supplies these transmitters to participants for free, Crook said, but a monthly donation is requested in order to maintain supplies and equipment. Although they do not require caregivers to pay, the receivers come with guidelines and can be discontinued if the rules are broken. The key requirement to join the program requires the participants to be under 24-hour care, Crook said. Caregivers must check the transmitter’s batteries each day and maintain a log of the results. Crook said the 24-hour care is also mandatory because if participants manage to cut off the wristband or are left alone for too long, it becomes ineffective. “T he average huma n wa l ks four miles per hour,” Crook said. “Because of that, patients need to be monitored at all hours of the day. Caregivers can’t go shopping for a few hours and leave the participant alone, because, by then, the participant might be long gone.” Officers are trained to pinpoint participants’ exact locations with receivers and antennas. Three deputies at the sheriff’s office, Crook, Corporal Jamie Hickson and Corporal Mike Lanier, are trained to search for Project Lifesaver participants. Jay Jones, Coweta County emergency management director, also has a receiver. The CCSO has had this program since 2005, but has only had 20 participants since it was introduced. Presently, there are only three Project Lifesaver participants in the county, but the CCSO does have an ample supply of transmitters, Crook said. Lt. Stephen Crook holding the Project Lifesaver receiver and antenna. ‘Ghost Paths’ London photographer visits McIntosh Reserve Elizabeth Waight is using her skills as a photographer and a scholar to recapture the removal of Indians from Georgia in the 19th century. Photos BY JEFF BISHOP “ This goes back to what I was saying about how history can essentially be rewritten when there is little physical evidence to support the truth. I hope that this project will help to recall the past and show that memory is not easily defeated and can be shared by those wishing to tread on old ways with new feet. With misty skies around her, Elizabeth Waight gazes at the reconstruction of the home where Chief William McIntosh was living when he was murdered at McIntosh Reserve. ” Part of project on Indian removal By Jeff Bishop Special to The NEWNAN Times-Herald Newnan recently served as the base of operations for a London photographer interested in the story of Indian removal from the Southeast. Elizabeth Waight said she planned the trip to the South to coincide with the 175th anniversary of the Cherokee removal from Northwest Georgia. She arrived a few weeks ago at Hartsfield and began photographing at the McIntosh Reserve on the Coweta/Carroll County border the next day. “That place really speaks to me. You can feel what happened there,” she said. Her project, a photo exhibition named “Ghost Paths,” is part of her master of arts thesis for the University of Westminster. “I knew that I wanted to explore how photography can be used to conjure things no longer there but that still mat- ter, and that I wanted this somehow to relate to the story of American colonization and its repercussions,” said Waight. “The project evolved out of these two ideas.” W hile staying in Newnan, Waight made her plans to travel to Indian sites in Cedartown, Cave Spring, Rome, Calhoun, Chatsworth a nd in Cherokee, N.C., and the Great Smoky Mountains National Park. There also were plans to travel along the length of the Trail of Tears, all the way to Oklahoma. “I’ve never been to the Deep South, but I spent a year of my B.A. at the University of California, where I started at UCLA, but quickly realized that it wasn’t an environment for me, and I transferred to Santa Cruz,” she said. “I chose America for this project as during my B.A. I realized that in school we hadn’t been taught anything at all about how much the New World had cost the old one and, of course, that cost is still mounting. I entered into photojournalism because I want to speak out about these things.” Photography, according to Waight, “has many facets and inherent contradictions,” but ultimately she thinks it “makes the world a more accessible place.” “We can enjoy its aesthetic or learn from it as a social document,” she said. “Of course, photography is much more successful at describing the surface of the world than it is at entirely conveying truth and meaning, but it is an excellent tool for exploration. Where photography meets with other genres and ideas — in the case of Ghost Paths this will primarily be a range of text that will at times explain but also contradict the images; it becomes a more viable and intriguing photographic form.” GHOST paTHS, page 7 i n s i de Garden to the Table Re cipes ➤ PAGE 9 Fresh from the Garden to the Table Family Features Whether you grow your own vegetables or shop the produce aisle in your grocery store, garden-fresh vegetables add beautiful color and great taste to the table. Ree Drummond, known to her fans as The Pioneer Woman, is raising four active kids on a working cattle ranch in Okla­homa and has written two best-selling cookbooks. Ree Drummond She says she loves to find new ways to put more delicious veggies on her family’s table. “I get so excited about my garden — maybe a little too excited!” Drummond says. “Sometimes I literally have vege­ tables coming out my ears. Fortunately, I’ve got four kids who love to pick just about any­thing I plant, so every­thing gets harvested on time — if not a little earlier.” “When I bring those veggies into my kitchen, nothing shows off their fresh flavor like a little bit of butter — or, even better, Butter with Olive Oil & Sea Salt. I love this product because it comes in pre-measured, one-quarter cup sticks of butter. That makes prep easier, because so many of my recipes, like my Pasta Primavera, call for just 2 to 4 table­spoons of butter.” If you don’t have a vegetable garden or can’t always get fresh produce, don’t despair. Flash-frozen vegetables retain much of their flavor and nutrient value. Thaw vegetables before using them in these recipes, or just heat them through and toss with high-quality butter for an easy side dish. When they taste this good, kids will be saying, “More veggies, please!”

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